Cult cigars are newcomers to the tobacco industry. Quality Importers has teamed up with Carlos and Chris Sanchez's boutique cigar company, TACASA, on a new adventure. This every day, medium body blended smoke will appeal to everyone from beginners to the most experienced connoisseurs. The Sanchez's spend their day overseeing every aspect of creating this new line. They believe that quality is first and foremost over quantity. They also wanted to offer a smoke that began with a quality tobacco leaf selection and ended top-notch with a unique packaging theme. These Cult cigars fit that bill perfectly.
The slogan for this stick is simply, "Life's too short to smoke alone". These handmade cigars come from the vastly rich soils of Estelí, Nicaragua. Cult cigars are said to have that perfect flavor profile that will suit a smoker any time of the day, any day of the week. TACASA chose Quality Importers Trading Company to be the sole distributor for the Sanchez's new brand.
The new Classic line from Cult cigars is offered in four very popular lengths and ring sizes. The Robusto is 5" long and has a ring size of 50. The Toro is a little longer, having the same ring size as the Robusto, and is 6". The Toro Grande is 6" long, but a little fatter than the Toro having a ring size of 60. The longest of the four choices is the Torpedo. It is 6 1/4" long with a ring size of 52. They are typically sold in a nice looking box of 24. They range in pricing from around $160.00 up to $190.00. The wrapper on the Cult Classic is a Rosado, an Ecuadorian Habano. It is a rich, chocolaty, brown color that is naturally oily. The binder consists of Indonesian tobacco. The filler uses leaves from Jalapa, Nicaragua. The company has placed this smoke into the medium category for strength. Flavor is ranked as a good medium that leans slightly towards full. This one is so new to the market, there was little found in the way of reviews.
Cigar reviews seem to agree that they were nice looking with a very cool looking designed band. It is reported that there is a hay-like smell to the wrapper which gave the smoker a very earthy toned cold draw. The first of the lit draw sends out more of those earthy notes, likened to mushrooms. Reviewers liked the cinnamon note that was combined with a cedar in the first third of this stick. The draw was said to be a little stiff, but that did not affect the burn line. The ash sported a clean white coloring that held on for more than an inch before falling.
The smoke rolled on the palate nicely, providing a sweetness in the beginning of the second third and finishing with more of the fragrant, cedar note. Still continuing with a tight draw, the burn line stayed consistently straight with the ash holding until it was finally tapped off.
The final third introduced a peppery note with hints of herbs on the front of the palate. As the final third rolled around in the mouth, those spicy notes gave way to allow the earthy, herbal notes to come to the front. Down to the nub, the Cult cigars brought back that spice and pepper for a great finish.